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Students looking to do research in faculty labs can access information about areas of expertise and lab openings through the Eureka! database.
The College of Natural Sciences is home to more than 600 faculty at the top of their fields. The breadth of research in the college is astounding, and the diversity in faculty interest feeds into unique and productive collaborations.
R. Adron Harris - alcoholism and addiction, neurobiology, behavioral genetics
Hitoshi Morikawa addiction reward circuitry, dopamine release, neurotransmitters
John Mihic - neurobiology, ion channels, alcohol, inhalants
Peter Stone - robots, machine learning, robosoccer, autonomous vehicles
Risto Miikulainen - neural networks, genetic algorithms, computational neuroscience, NERO, neuroevolution
Raymond Mooney - machine learning, natural language learning, data mining,
Allen Bard - electrochemistry, solar cells
R. Malcom Brown - algal biofuels, cellulose biosynthesis, biomass, feedstocks, saccharides
Sata Sathasivan - algal biofuels, plant genetic engineering, genome analysis
Jaquelin Dudley - breast cancer, gene therapy, retroviruses
Jonathan Sessler - organic chemistry, drug development, anti cancer agents
Camille Parmesan - effects of global warming on animal and plant species, butterfly ecology
Ken Dunton - climate change effects on Arctic bethic ecology
Jim McClelland - effects of climate change on oceans, particularly the Arctic and North Atlantic
Karl Gebhardt - black hole detection, evolution of galaxies, HETDEX
Gary Hill - Hobby-Eberly Telescope, dark energy
Eiichiro Komatsu - gravity, cosmic microwave background radiation, early universe
Fritz Benedict - Hubble Space Telescope
Shardha Jogee - galaxy evolution, star formation, GEMS
J. Craig Wheeler - supernovae, stellar evolution, gamma rays, astro-biology
Michael Krische - green chemistry, natural product synthesis, catalytic processes, organometallic chemistry
David Hillis - Tree of Life, vertebrate evolution, computational biology, teaching evolution.
Dan Bolnick - biodiversity, evolutionary theory, speciation
Tandy Warnow - bioinformatics, CIPRES, Tree of Life
Daniel Johnston - Center for Learning and Memory, epilepsy, synaptic integration, depression
Steven Hursting - obesity, diet-gene interactions relevant to cancer prevention
Jeanne Freeland-Graves - nutrition, obesity, vegetarianism, osteoporosis